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Jalingo residents panic amidst rumours of planned attack by herdsmen

There is growing tension in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, after alleged threats by herdsmen to attack the community on Sunday night. A resident of the town said people began to flee Jolly Nyame estate of the town for safety as rumours of the planned attacks spread. “I was at…

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TRENDING: #BenueMourns: Nigerians react to mass burial of victims

Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the killings in Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The assailants attacked communities in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state on January 1 and 2, leaving scores dead and injured. On Thursday residents of Makurdi were thrown into mourning…

Top 10 Nigerian artistes to look out for in 2018

Every year, music critics and analyst compile lists of rookie artistes who should be on our radar. These predictions have over the years served as an impetus for hard work for upcoming artistes and those who strive to leave a landmark in the industry. 2017 ushered in a new wave…

Top 10 Matters That Headlined Nigerian Music Industry In 2017

This year, 2017, has been quite an interesting one for a number of Nigerian artistes and music lovers at large. From blooming careers, to major collaborations and awards, it has definitely been an eventful year. The industry has witnessed some of Nigeria's finest artistes get caught up in the web…

TRENDING: #Fuelscarcity: Nigerians react to continued fuel scarcity

The unabating nationwide fuel scarcity has drawn public outcry by Nigerians on social media especially on twitter as many have taken to the medium to express their displeasure. Though the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) had suspended its nationwide strike, queues are still very visible…

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Seyi Shay Drops New Song Titled ‘BIA’

Nigerian music sensation, Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, popularly known by her stage name, Seyi Shay, has wrapped up with an impressive single christened “BIA”. The Lussh produced single is a fusion of Afro-pop and great elements of Salsa/Calypso music carefully assembled with drums, flutes and percussions. The song which plays with…

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Okorocha says new Ministry of Happiness & Purpose Fulfillment will ‘shock’ critics

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has replied critics over the newly-created Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment. According to a statement on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Mr. Okorocha said the ministry was a laudable initiative and predicted that critics will regret downplaying the essence. “At…

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Peter Okoye signs new act, Singah, to label

Nigerian singer and one half of the defunct group, Psquare, Peter Okoye, now known as Mr. P, has signed a new act, Singah, to his imprint, PClassic Records. Mr. P made the announcement to his over 3 million fans on Instagram. The post was regrammed by the new signee. “Morning…

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

Buhari reluctant to take action against herdsmen — Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of shying away from taking actions against killer herdsmen. Mr. Fayose said this on Tuesday in a condolence message to those killed in fresh attacks in Adamawa state by alleged Fulani herdsmen. “Today, my heart goes to the families of those people…

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TRENDING: Nigerians react to Rochas Okorocha’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfilment

Following PREMIUM TIMES’ report of how Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state appointed his sister as the Commissioner for Happiness and Couples' Fulfilment, Nigerians have taken to social media to express widespread outrage. Ogechi Ololo (Nee Okorocha) alongside others, on Monday at the ceremony in Owerri, the state capital swore the oath of…

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Fayose speaks on #EndSARS

The Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose has waded into the ongoing call for the scrapping of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. The governor in a tweet on Monday night said rather than scrapping the police unit, a reform would be a better alternative. “I won't say #EndSARS. Rather I…

Banky W wades into Wizkid, Davido ‘feud’

Banky W has waded into the perceived feud between Nigerian superstars, Wizkid and Davido. The ‘beef’ as the music industry likes to put it, has been the headline of social media discourse for a while now. Obviously tired of the tension between both acts, Banky W took to his Instagram…

Nigerians react to proposed sale of national theatre, TBS, others

Following indicated plans by the federal government to sell the Tafawa Balewa Square, the National Arts Theatre and other selected power plants under the National Integrated Power Projects, Nigerians have taken to social media to share their diverse opinions. The proposed sale according to the Director General of Budget Office,…

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Jonathan, Senator celebrate Wizkid’s MOBO Awards win

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Nigerian singer, Wizkid for winning big at the just concluded 2017 MOBO Awards. Wizkid picked the award as the “Best International Act” edging out some of the biggest names in the international music space including veteran Hip Hop act, Jay Z, Cardi B, Kendrick…

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MOBO 2017: Wizkid, Davido, Stormzy, others win big (SEE FULL LIST)

Two of Nigeria’s finest music exports, Wizkid and Davido, won big at the just concluded 2017 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, UK. While Davido edged out Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry, others to pitch the “Best African…

Grammy 2018: Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar emerge highest nominees (SEE FULL LIST)

Widely regarded as the most prestigious award in music, the Madison Square Garden in New York will be the venue for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony slated for January 28, 2018. The list sees hip hop veteran, Jay Z, leading the pack with eight nods including nominations for "Album…

PHOTOS: Banky W, Adesua wed in Cape Town

The first photos of the wedding between Banky W and Adesua Etomi in Cape Town, South Africa, have been released. Regarded as the most talked about celebrity wedding in Nigeria in 2017, the couple on Thursday flew out of the country with close friends and family members to prepare for the grand…

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HILARIOUS: Oby Ezekwesili mocks rappers, M.I Abaga replies

A former Minister of Education and co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls group, Oby Ezekwesili, on Friday took a hilarious shot at rappers. In a tweet she posted on Friday, Mrs. Ezekwesili tried to make sense of lyrics churned out by rappers. “How do Rap musicians string their lyrics together to create…

TRENDING: Nigerians react to Atiku’s exit from APC

Nigerians on Twitter are currently reacting to the news of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku’s exit from the All Progressive Congress, APC. In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday, Mr. Abubakar gave reasons for his action. He stated that the split of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP,…

Davido releases a new record, “Like Dat”

Afro-pop artiste, Davido Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is ending the year on a high note with the release of a new cut titled, “Like Dat”. The singer, unfazed by the controversy over the death of his friend, Tagbo, bounced back with a new single produced by Shizzi. The single…

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Beyonce edges out Taylor swift, becomes highest paid woman in music

American superstar R&B/Pop diva, Beyonce Knowles, has ousted her counterparts, Taylor Swift and Adele, to emerge the highest paid woman in music 2017. According to Forbes, Beyonce’s chart-topping sixth studio album, “Lemonade” and her Formation World Tour made her the highest-paid woman pulling an impressive $105 million pre-tax. Forbes reports…

#BAAD2017: Banky W, Adesua Etomi wed in Court

A day after their traditional wedding in Lagos, Nigerian singer, Banky W, and Nollywood actress, Adesua, have made their union legal. The ceremony was witnessed by family and close friends. The venue of the court wedding was however not disclosed. In a video which quickly went viral online, the couple…

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip celebrate 70 years in marriage

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and her husband, Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, on Monday marked 70 years of their marriage. The couple got married in Westminster Abbey, London on November 20, 1947 before Queen Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne in 1952. Their union is blessed with four children,…

Nigeria's former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme

Saraki, South-east Governors, Ekwesili, others mourn Ekwueme

Many Nigerians have been reacting to the death of Nigeria's former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, with some paying their tributes via social media. The news of his death was confirmed by his brother and traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Laz Ekwueme. According to him, Mr. Ekwueme died on…

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TRENDING: #BAAD2017: See Photos from Banky W, Adesua Etomi’s Traditional Wedding

The long awaited celebrity wedding between Nigerian singer/songwriter, Oluwabankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, and actress Adesua Etomi has finally seen the light of day. The star-studded traditional wedding in Lagos on Sunday was witnessed by close friends, associates and celebrities including, Bovi, Basket Mouth, Kemi Adetiba, Tunde Demuren,…